Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces its investment in Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG” or “the company”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. Equistone has acquired a majority stake in the company from Bridgepoint Development Capital (“BDC”) alongside management, for an undisclosed sum. With a pan-European network of offices, Equistone will support the company’s ambitious international growth aspirations and continued investment into digital marketing services.
Evac Group ("Evac" or the "Company"), a global market leader in the provision of environmentally friendly waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, is to be acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint for an undisclosed sum.
One of the largest housebuilders in the UK, Miller Homes, is to be acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint in a transaction totalling £655 million, from funds managed by GSO Capital Partners.
Zenith, the leading specialist independent UK leasing and fleet management provider to some of the largest companies in the country, is to be acquired by Bridgepoint from Hg Capital in a transaction totaling £750 million.
AMC Theatres (AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE:AMC) (“AMC”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the largest theatre exhibitor in seven countries in the affluent northern region of Europe, Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB (“Nordic”). Nordic operates 68 theatres and has a substantial minority interest (approximately a 50% ownership) in another 50 associated theatres to which Nordic provides a variety of shared services. Nordic's theatres are number one in market share in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Nordic currently is number two in market share in Norway, and with a new theatre currently under construction in Norway and scheduled to open next year, is expected to increase market share in Norway to number one as well. Nordic also has theatres in Denmark.